Men's Field Events Set Pace for Leopards at Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships
Feb. 21, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Meghan Baker (800m), Tyler Jones (shot put) and Stephen Ekema-Agbaw (triple jump) all brought home second-place finishes to lead Lafayette at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Feb. 18-20 in Bethlehem. The Leopard men finished fifth, and the women were sixth.
Baker ran the 800 in 2:16.35, a week after equaling the school record with a time of 2:15.36 at The Armory. Jones recorded a distance of 51-4 ¼ in the shot to improve on his fourth-place finish in 2004. Ekema-Agbaw (45-7) and Jeffrey Sejour (45-4 ¼) placed two-three in the triple jump. The duo was three-four in the event last season.
Daria Szkwarko tied her school record in the pole vault with a height of 11-3 ¾ and finished fourth. Jonathan Rowe repeated his third-place showing in the weight throw with a toss of 54-6 ¾, as did James Strada in the 60m dash with a time of 7.05 seconds.
Two freshmen also placed third in their respective events. Thomas Blenk had a time of 8.43 seconds in the finals of the 60m hurdles, and Pamela Glennon placed in the shot put with a distance of 40-3 ¼.
The men's and women's 4x400m relay teams both finished in the top half of the field. The men's squad of Justin Blaum, Gregory Corcoran, Richard Jackson, and Brian Vail was third with a time of 3:28.32. The women's relay, filled by Alison Crowley, Mary Rollyson, Meredith Cohen and Deborah Fink, was fourth in 4:07.60
Jackson and Vail, both IC4A qualifiers in the 500m, were competing for top three placements before a collision at the final turn knocked them off the pace.
The IC4A and ECAC meets will be held on March 5-6 in Boston.
Team Results (Women)
Team Results (Men)
60m Hurdles (Semi-finals)
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